Venture higher than the birds fly.
The arrival of summer means it's time to start checking off names on your peak-bagging bucket list, so make sure you have the Salewa Men's Raven 2 GTX Boot when you embark on your alpine ascents. With its winning combination of hard-wearing durability and lightweight performance, the Raven 2 is the ultimate summer mountaineering boot for moving quickly in the high mountains.
A mix of tough suede and abrasion-resistant mesh in the upper offers the optimal balance of durability and breathability. It's backed up by a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane for reliable, breathable waterproofing when you're trudging through melting snow. The 3F System connects the lacing to wire that wraps around the back of your foot for a secure, friction-free fit, and the 3D Lacing System breaks up the lacing into three sections so you can customize and fine-tune the fit to your exact specifications. The innovative Flex Collar increases the ankle's rear range of motion for enhanced comfort and range of motion during descents.
Salewa's stiffest insole offers the support you need for all-day climbs in rough, rocky environments. Interchangeable layers in the MFF+ footbed lets you customize it to accommodate different foot shapes and sizes. CleanSport NXT antimicrobial technology keeps odor at bay when you're going days or weeks without showering. Wrapping-fit sole construction on the Vibram WTC outsole sheds weight without compromising support, traction, or durability.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Suede, abrasion-resistant mesh, and microfiber upper
- 3D lacing system and 3F system
- MFF+ Multi-Fit footbed
- Stiff insole
- CleanSport NXT antimicrobial treatment
- Vibram WTC outsole
- Item #SFW002N
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 12
These are by far the best built boots I have ever worn. They are very stiff at first but break in nicely. They are rugged and feel very durable. I am very pleased with this purchase!
Best boot I've ever had!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The boots, as I expected, fit great right out of the box. I noticed that even with mid-heavy weight socks with a liner the toe box is just a tad roomier than their approach shoes provide. Not a bad thing though. Also, the typical secure heal experience is still there; no blisters. The lace lock hook and cam lock eyelet do a great job of allowing a very secure and customized fit. Those in conjunction with the 3 lacing hooks up top, that if you only lace 2 semi-loose allow for a great hiking/backpacking experience with reasonable ankle support, however, if you lace all 3 securely it gives great ankle rigidity and locks it up for mountaineering with heel clip-in crampons. With decent padding they are ready for both backpacking for several days and summer mountaineering climbs. Great option for a 10-20 mile pack in approach to a mountain that requires crampons.